HINCKLEY — No one was injured during a standoff with police Saturday morning, although gunfire by someone holed up in a barn was repeatedly heard.

The incident began just before 7:30 a.m. when police were asked to do a welfare check at a home on Center Road, police said.

When officers arrived, someone at the home said a person with several firearms was in a nearby barn. Hinckley police then requested the help of neighboring Brunswick police.

Not long after, police reported hearing a gunshot from the barn. Hinckley police then asked for additional help from nearby Brunswick Hills and Richfield police, and the Medina County Sheriff’s SWAT team went on standby.

The person in the barn declined to come out and officers heard another gunshot in the barn, followed by a series of shots that apparently went through an exterior wall of the barn.

Shortly after, the person inside the barn surrendered without a weapon and was taken to a medical facility for evaluation.

Police did not release any information about the person or the circumstances that may have led to the standoff. It was not clear if anyone would face charges.

 

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